Area Children Enjoy Special Visit With Santa

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Santa Claus arrived for the area children's Christmas party at the fire hall Saturday afternoon and was met by a cheering crowd of little ones who had been waiting patiently to see him.

Children were able to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Three-year-old Daniel Dho looked scared to death, but that did not stop him from sitting on Santa's lap.

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Daniel Dho, 3, was not exactly sure he wanted to be on Santa's lap, but he fought his apparent fears and let the old fellow know his Christmas wishes.

It's wonderful to see Christmas through the eyes of little children. There were even a few adults who told the jolly old man what they wanted.

All the children at the party were given a stocking full of toys and goodies. While they were waiting to see Santa, they decorated and filled food boxes that were distributed that day. Judy Toole and Karen Thorton provided hot chocolate and cookies to all.

Special thanks to the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association for making the Santa visit possible, and to Rod Britain who wears the suit.

We are excited at our home because this is the first year we have had my mother here for the holidays, and that makes it extra special. She is spending Christmas in sunny Arizona instead of the cold of Pennsylvania. I hope this Christmas is very bright for her. She has made ours brighter.

There are only two more days until Christmas, and people are hustling around trying to get their last-minute shopping done. Some people are still hanging decorations.

Whatever is going on in your house, remember:

"Let us not forget what that day is all about. Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the songs of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds and the worship of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessings which Christ brings and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts forgiving, and forgiven, for Jesus' sake. Amen!" -- Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).

Wishing each and every one of you a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

Mikey

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